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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Health

Mission: Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are usually the first resource families turn to when facing a diagnosis. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Our vision is to prevent future generations from being diagnosed with autism. We continue to work toward this goal.

Results: Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. We have a number of great ways to support families including more than 1,300 volunteer parent mentors (we call them our “Rescue Angels”), a toll-free hotline (fielding more than 5,500 calls each year) and an informative website with great tips for accessing resources (read by 25,000 people monthly). Generation Rescue also offers programming on autism treatments, a national conference, virtual and local conferences, links to helpful articles, recommended physicians, and medical grants to families who cannot afford critical treatments such as doctor visits, lab testing and nutritional counseling. We encourage families to visit www.generationrescue.org to learn about the many ways Generation Rescue can support them.

Programs: Generation Rescue’s programs and services are focused on providing support to families affected with autism; such as, grants for treatment, a forum for parents to connect and mentor each other, education and awareness, and support thorough a 24-hour hotline service. Rescue Family Grant Program Rescue Family Grants provide autism treatment for families who otherwise would not have access. Generation Rescue provides families a unique autism treatment program which is not funded by school districts, county programs, insurance or other grant-generating entities. Parent Mentor Program Generation Rescue’s “Rescue Angels” are parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder who have seen significant improvement or loss of diagnosis through the use of novel therapies. “Rescue Angels" volunteer their time to answer questions, give guidance, and provide referrals to local resources for families starting on their journey. Education Generation Rescue is a proud partner of AutismOne the largest US autism conference encompassing novel therapies, behavioral therapies, family advocacy, and physician and first responder training. Support Generation Rescue’s hotline is a resource and referral service, answering questions, addressing concerns, sending additional information and providing hope for recovery to families in need. Families can call (877) 98-AUTISM 24 hours a day.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I met Generation Rescue around 5 years ago. I had no idea what they do until I met all this families who came to the Generation Rescue Conference in Chicago. The support, information and solutions that they gives to families effected with autism is out of this world. I saw how people thanks them and Jenny McCarthy for what they did for them. Generation Rescure is the best non profit organization for autism.
I will support them and direct people to them as long as I can.
Keep doing the great job that you doing.
Shuki Moran
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Annette37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always felt the message Generation Rescue shares is a good one. Clean vaccines, educate yourself, and take certain steps to help improve your child's diagnosis. I find the information shared by this organization to be so valuable and the way they share it is available to everyone. They host the autism education summit every year where hundreds ofmparents come together to lrarn from Doctors and experts and it is always an exciting time. Its not just HOPE Generation Rescue provides but a sense of COMMUNITY that is everything to me and everyone I know that is involved. An excellent organization with an excellent purpose!

Michele135

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue is an amazing autism organization that I have been affiliated with for over 10 years. I chose to work with Generation Rescue because they have immediate help for families affected by autism. They offer guidance, education and financial support for those who need it. My family has helped Generation Rescue raise over $700,000 to help those in need of autism support. My 14 year old daughter has recovered from autism with all the things Generation Rescue suggests from first diagnosis to recovery. This organization is far superior than any other autism organization in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Because kids that have special needs NEED organizations like Generation Rescue to help them through their journey of life. Even greater than that, the organization provides the families with grants that can help them with strategies and treatments that could be otherwise be considered unattainable and expensive. And in the grand scheme of it all, Generation Rescue educates others through events such as the Autism Summit. I am proud to be a volunteer that has worked behind the scenes, met lifelong friends, and advocatesfor the superheroes in my life: my students and friends that are on the autism spectrum. Thank you Generation Rescue!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Generation Rescue provides what few autism organizations can...reliable resources, emotional support, and financial assistance to families who qualify. I have been a part of Generation Rescue's effort to help children and families on the spectrum since its beginning and am proud of the mission and accomplishments of this amazing organization. Not only does Generation Rescue offer hope to families and affected loved ones, it also does it in a financially and professionally responsible way. It's an honor to be a part of this incredible group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering and raising money for Generation Rescue for 9 years now. The assistance and support Generation Rescue gives families is tremendous!! So many families are lost when their child is diagnosed and GR helps them every step of the way! Many families wouldn't be able to afford the necessary assistance for their child if it wasn't for GR! They are literally changing lives with their dedication! I am HONORED to help every year!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Generation Rescue for 9 years now. We also hold a yearly event in Branson, Mo where all monies raised go to Generation Rescue!! So many families in my area have been able to do the bio medical grants provided by GR & their kids are doing amazing and are on their road to recovery. We support Generation Rescue because we know where the money we raise goes!! I love volunteering for all their events!! Meeting the families that their child has recovered from autism is the most rewarding feeling ever!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Generation Rescue for 6 years. This is the best foundation I have ever volunteered for. I have also been amazed watching kids recover with the bio medical grants. AMAZING FOUNDATION!!!

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Monique19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The most caring, passionate and hard-working team out there!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has been Donors/Supporters/Volunteers for GR for a number of years thanks to 2 amazing friends who became WARRIORS to educate each of us. We are comfortable donating to GR because we have witnessed the guidance/education and support given to local families. We believe in RECOVERY!

Michelle244

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped with Rock the Spectrum every year, and I was one of the first grant families in Taney County. I have had support since I got involved. This is a great organization that loves to spread awareness and help families!